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Corporal Works of Mercy

  • Feed the hungry
  • Give drink to the thirsty
  • Shelter the Homeless
  • Clothe the naked
  • Visit the Sick
  • Visit the imprisoned
  • Bury the dead

Spiritual Works of Mercy

  • Correct the sinner
  • Instruct the ignorant
  • Counsel the doubting
  • Comfort the sorrowful
  • Be patient with those in error
  • Forgive offenses
  • Pray for the living and the dead

Our Lady of Good Remedy Health Services

At St. Luke's Mission of Mercy

David P. Marciniak, RN - dmarciniak4@roadrunner.com

Health Fair a Success!

Thank you to many area health agencies and providers for generously giving your time and talent for our annual Summer Health Fair and Picnic! The day was well attended, and many individuals received valuable information and health screening, while enjoying a delicious lunch serenaded by the Voices of Mercy. Please pray for our participants:

  • Catholic Health: Glucose and Cholesterol Screening
  • Kaleida Health: Mental Health Services
  • UB Dental School
  • Sisters Hospital: Diabetic Education and Osteoporosis Screening Fidelis Care New York (Co-Sponsor of the event with St. Luke's!)
  • Roswell Park: Smoking Cessation
  • Sisters Hospital Emergency Nurses: Swine Flu and Blood Pressure Screening
  • Catholic Health Laboratory / Karen Stawiasz, NP: Thyroid Screening Pro-Life Ministry

Special thanks to the volunteers who cooked, set-up and cleaned up, and assisted with the success of this event. Our next Health Fair is tentatively scheduled February 20th, 2010. Keep the date open!

See some photos...

See some photos from previous years...

Healthy Saturday Clinics

Our Lady of Good Remedy Health Services at St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy is actively planning "Healthy Saturday Clinics" for the 2009-2010 season, and we cordially invite you to join us!

Saturday clinics are an avenue for local agencies and health care providers to reach the under-served population of Buffalo’s East Side "on their own turf", providing invaluable educational and screening opportunities. Our mission at St. Luke’s is to reach out to the poor, abandoned, and forgotten. Saturday clinics help us do just that while attending to the health needs of the very poorest of our community.

Here are the details:

  • Healthy Saturday Clinics
    • 11:30AM – 1:00PM
    • St. Luke’s Dining room
    • Tables (6, 8, or 10 foot) and chairs provided, electric available.
    • Free lunch!

Available dates:

  • September 26th, 2009
  • October 17th and 31st, 2009
  • November 21st, 2009
  • December 12th, 2009
  • January 16th and 30th, 2010
  • March 27th, 2010
  • April 24th, 2010
  • May 15th, 2010

Tentative Health Fair Date: (Keep this date open! All are invited!) Saturday, February 20th, 2010 11AM – 1PM

Thank you for considering assisting us in our mission to reach the neediest in our city. Additionally, thank you to all those who have participated in our clinics and Health Fairs in the past. With your help, we are making a difference!

Feel free to call or email for more details. God bless you!

Sneezin' Season Approaches!

As the summer sizzles on please remember that the cold and flu season are fast approaching! Many in our community do not have the resources to purchase simple over-the-counter analgesics and cough/cold preparations. If you would like to donate to the "Medicine Fund" you may do so two ways: send your monetary donation to the Mission earmarked for the Medicine Fund, or purchase items directly and bring them to the Mission. Either way, your help makes a huge difference! The list below highlights our needs. Those items with an asterisk (*) indicate a need for adult and pediatric doses. God bless you!

Analgesics:
Acetaminophen*
Ibuprofen*
Allergy Prevention / Treatment:
Benadryl*
Sudafed
Actifed
Claritin
Antacids and Acid Reducers:
Maalox
Mylanta
Tums
Antihistamines:
Triaminic*
Allerest
Chlor-trimeton
ALCOHOL FREE Nyquil
Antidiarrheal:
Kaopectate
Pepto-Bismol
Immodium D
Anti-fungal
Lamasil
Lotramin
Tinactin / creams or sprays
Cough Suppressants:
Robitussin*
Vicks 44
Chloraseptic
Decongestants / Nasal Decongestants and COld Remedies:
Advil Cold and Sinus
Afrin
Aleve Cold and Sinus
Tavist D
Tylenol Cold and Flu
Theraflu
Alka-Seltzer Cold and Flu
Diaper Rash Ointments*:
Desitin
A & D Ointment
Boudreaux's Butt Paste
Gold Bond Medicated Powder
Liniments:
Ben-Gay
Tiger Balm
Flexall
Toothache / Teething Pain Reliever*:
Orajel*

While we do assist with the care of children, our primary need is for adult doses of the above named over-the-counter medications (items with an asterisk * indicates need for both adult and children's doses). We can not use opened or expired medications. We can not use any prescription-only medications. All cough / cold / flu medications MUST be alcohol free.

Can't get to the store? We will gratefully accept your monetary donations for the purchase of medications. Your donation to Our Lady Of Good Remedy Health Services will be used only for the direct health care needs of our community. God bless you!

Prayer to Our Lady of Good Remedy

O Lady of Good Remedy, source of unfailing help, grant that we may draw from they treasury of graces in our time of need. TOuch the hearts of sinners, that they may seek reconciliation and forgiveness. Bring comfort to the afflicted and the lonely; help the poor and the hopeless aid the sick and the suffering. May they be healed in body and strengthened in spirit to endure their sufferings with patient resignation and Christian fortitude. Amen.